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moving our community forward together

Inauguration Speech

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s an incredible honour to stand before you this evening as we take our first steps as a new council, to build on what we’ve started, and to advance our vision to make Kingston a smart, livable, and leading city. I would like to begin by thanking our community for their confidence…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – September 18th

Miss Council last night Kingston? Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s ChairFrom the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Watch it HERE Additional links:  Council agenda  Your Stories, Our Histories Public Engagement Project Homestead Land Holdings Limited, North BlockHomestead Land Holdings Limited, North Block Highway 15 Design Guidelines Motion (pg. 17) 

Community Conversation on Sir John A. Macdonald’s Legacy

I have read with interest the many submissions from the community on Sir John A. Macdonald following city staff’s recent invitation to engage in public consultations around the legacy of Canada’s first Prime Minister. I think it’s important to clarify that the consultations just announced are about adding to our history, not taking away from…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – September 4th

Miss Council last night Kingston? Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Watch it HERE Additional links:  Council agenda  City Animal Pound Services Contract Third Crossing Update 

From the Mayor’s Chair – August 8, 2018

Miss Council last night Kingston? Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Watch it HERE Additional links:  Council agenda  Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment – Bur Brook Road  (pg. 3) Funding Impacts – Cancellation of Provincial Cap and Trade Program 

From the Mayor’s Chair – July 10th

Miss Council last night Kingston? Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Watch it HERE Additional links:  Council agenda  Deep Water Dock and Cruise Ship Options Update  Partnership – Francophone Secondary School  7 Wright Crescent – Proposed Negotiations 

From the Mayor’s Chair – June 26th

Miss Council last night Kingston? Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Watch it HERE Additional links:  Council agenda  Former Prison for Women – Potential Re-development  St. Lawrence College/City Partnership and Request for Funding  Motion asking staff to explore local options to deal with the problem…
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Facilitating Future Redevelopment of the Former Prison for Women Property

At our June 26th council meeting, City Council will be asked to approve a plan to allow for future redevelopment of the Former Prison for Women property. This is exciting news and I for one am thrilled by the new vision for a site that has sat idle for over a decade. ABNA Investment Ltd.…
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Addressing Unsanctioned Street Parties in the University District

This week Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf and I announced a new approach to address large, unsanctioned street parties in the University District during move-in week, Homecoming and St. Patrick’s Day. These events put a big strain on the City’s emergency services and health care facilities, and they also put community and student safety at risk.…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – June 12th

Miss Council last night Kingston? Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Watch it HERE Additional links:  Council agenda    Municipal Accommodation Tax – Implementation Plan